Do you ever feel like you're busy for the sake of being busy? I know I do. Here's how I finally overcame that. In this article, I talk about what happens when you're just filled to the brim with ideas but get so overwhelming that you never get around to starting and how I overcame that to finally get started on writing my book.
As I write this I'm listening to Katie Noonan. She's not three metres from me and she is mesmerising. Her searing voice, her soothing style, her astounding musical talent and her easy, easy charm.
It's in these moments that self doubt beckons. It's in these moments, in the presence of such deeply innate talent - seemingly effortless talent - that we, I, feel so pedestrian. So very average. So very unspecial.
There's an interesting discussion planned for the Vivid festival in Sydney next month. It will ask the question, 'Is your business bravery burning you out?' The discussion will focus on the stresses that professionals and business start-ups put themselves under to do all, be all and achieve all (and I'd include the self employed, the bloggers and those doing the side-hustle here).
Our world moves fast and we want to keep up. We want to get ahead.